Haiti has lost nearly all of its forests, going from 60% to less than 2% tree cover over the course of the last 80 years. Timber accounts for over 70% of the country’s energy consumption, making replanting trees more necessary than ever. Furthermore, trees help to eliminate soil erosion, something that Haiti desperately needs as hurricanes and earthquakes continue to cause landslides throughout the region.
Haiti needs our help more than any of our other destinations. With only 2% forest cover, Haiti is in desperate need of trees. Despite its government’s best efforts, the nation’s economy has been ravaged by natural disasters and hard times, making internal tree planting a challenge. Every dollar from us makes an enormous difference for their cause! Donate today to help Haiti spring its forests back to life.
Donating to Haiti has an enormous impact for the Haitian people. The Haitian government is working harder than any other when it comes to reforestation, pledging to plant 5 million trees over the next decade. However, with little public support or control, Haiti needs help. Every tree that we plant helps the government provide food and energy sources for its people. That, in turn, will help the country get back on its feet economically, helping to put it in a position to start working on other, cleaner forms of energy for the future.
The Smallholder Farmer’s Alliance has acted as our boots on the ground in Haiti, and has thus far done amazing work. With a whopping one million trees planted per year since 2010, SFA has made an enormous impact on farmers across Haiti. Their work has culminated in increased crop yields of up to 50% for over 3,200 farmers to date! SFA has also made a concerted effort to help women in Haiti start and maintain their own farms, earning recognition from the Clinton Foundation in 2013.
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